Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The newest performance space

Even though the newly renovated Lincoln Recital Hall is getting all the raves, it's actually not the newest improvement in Portland's performance landscape. The latest addition in performance spaces belongs to Rose City Park Presbyterian Church (1907 NE 45th Avenue), which has dramatically altered its sanctuary so that its acoustics are much, much better for concerts. I got to experience that first-hand when I sang with the Bach Cantata Choir in its first concert of the season on Sunday afternoon. The choir could hear each other and the orchestra way better than before, and the audience thought that our sound was much better as well. In any case, other groups should consider looking at this space for future performance opportunities.

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